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  • Birthday 10/17/2016
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    Hiking Time Estimate tool

    http://trailsnh.com/tools/hiking-time-calculator.php Hi guys. I built a calculator to help estimate hiking time and wonder what you think. How close does the estimate come to some of your past hikes? No estimate tool will be exact, but most of use like to have some idea how long our hike will take. What I'm trying to do is give you an estimate tool that can be adjusted to your hike and trail conditions. This tool give you three estimates: AMC Book time: a standard formula, 30 minutes for every mile, plus 30 minutes for every 1,000 feet of ascent. Naismith's Rule: a standard formula, 19½ minutes for every mile, plus 30 minutes for every 1,000 feet of ascent. Your Adjusted Estimate (Naismith's Rule plus or minus a percentage) AMC Book time assumes you are hiking rocky steep trails, and a normal pace. Naismith's Rule assume you are a fit hiker, walking on reasonably easy ground. Adjusted Estimate takes your input and adjusts Naismith's Rule by adding or subtracting at percentage. Play with the pace, trail conditions, and pack weight settings and you will notice the percentage (off or add) will change. The percentage adjusts the time estimate. I think the key is your perception of the conditions and self-assessment. If the guide book or your friends say the trail is "Rough" but to you it feels "Easy" your estimate will be more accurate if you pick "Easy". Thanks for your comments. - Kimball TrailsNH.com
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